Timothy J. Vacek, DDS
Dr. Vacek first opened Amberly Dental in 2009, quickly establishing a strong tradition of outstanding clinical care and patient-focused attention for people in need from Waverly and the surrounding communities. He loves what he does, and that genuine passion will clearly shine through from your very first appointment!
Why Did You Decide To Become a Dentist?
Dr. Vacek always liked the idea of working in science and medicine, but above all else, he wanted to be able to help people through his job. Eventually, he chose dentistry because the positive impact he could have on someone’s quality of life felt much more direct — additionally, he enjoyed the idea of working with his hands throughout each day. Today, he takes a great amount of pride in what he does and always looks forward to getting to meet new people each day. His patients are his friends!
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
Dr. Vacek is originally from Fargo, North Dakota. He attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry, achieving his Doctor of Dental Surgery. While he first practiced in the state of Wisconsin, he eventually returned to Nebraska to be closer to family.
He is also highly enthusiastic about pursuing continuing education, routinely completing over 100 hours of advanced training per year. He is a graduate of Implant Seminars in Miami, Florida, and is proud to have the specialty education needed to provide both surgical dental implant placement and restoration in one office for his patients’ convenience. Additionally, he is an evaluator for the highly respected dental journal Clinicians Report® and is currently maintains memberships in the American Dental Association®, Nebraska Dental Association, American Academy of Implant Dentistry and International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like To Do?
At home, Dr. Vacek and his wife, Kari, are the proud parents of four wonderful children, and he always enjoys spending his free time with them. He loves being outdoors and doing activities like fishing, hunting and playing sports when he is away from the practice. He is also a big mountain biker and has even competed in a few races.